Category: Fashion Stores

Back wall in Pep&Co, Kettering (25 Jun 2015). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Pep&Co first look: checking out the store and its offer as the Kettering branch opens its doors


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Last month I wrote about the impending arrival of new value fashion and homewares chain Pep&Co – and its first store, in Kettering, has now...

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Holding page of Pep&Co website 1

Middlesbrough among the first locations for new value fashion chain Pep&Co


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Few consumers will have heard of it yet – for one thing, there’s no Twitter or Facebook presence that I can see – but new value...

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Bang Tidy Clothing homepage 1

Retailer Q&A with Bang Tidy Clothing: “We have so many opportunities right now”


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I’ve written before about independent online businesses – like fashion accessories store Tesoros – that have managed to carve a great niche for themselves in...

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Items from Lucza's collection. Photograph courtesy of Lucza 0

“Women are looking for stylish, flattering classic styles online”: Retailer Q&A with Lucza


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Yesterday’s blog about Jack Wills opening a Newcastle store alongside TK Maxx and Armani Exchange demonstrated that many established fashion names are continuing to find opportunities on...

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Jack Wills, Exeter (9 Sep 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Jack Wills “agrees terms” on Newcastle Monument Mall store


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I understand that self-styled “university outfitter” Jack Wills has agreed terms on the prominent corner unit at Hammerson’s Monument Mall, bringing the brand to Newcastle...

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New TK Maxx, Northumberland Street, Newcastle (10 Feb 2013). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

Newcastle’s new TK Maxx gets ready for 28 February opening


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Getting on for a year since the redevelopment of Monument Mall began, the first reconfigured store within the Hammerson-owned scheme is finally preparing to open...

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Ethel Austin, Blaydon (12 Apr 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Rescued for the fourth time, can Ethel Austin really have a future?


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When value clothing retailer Ethel Austin fell into administration for the fourth time in as many years three weeks ago, it’s fair to say that its chances of...

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Peacocks, Gateshead (20 Jun 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

Photo update: Gateshead Peacocks prepares for reopening


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Following yesterday’s news that EWM Group is to reopen the previously closed-down Peacocks store in Gateshead, I took an early-evening trip into the town centre to see...

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Peacocks in Gateshead (3 Mar 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Peacocks confirms imminent reopening of Gateshead town centre store


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Rescued fashion retailer Peacocks has confirmed that it is to reopen its store in Gateshead town centre, most likely this coming Friday (22 June). Edinburgh...

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BHS, Newcastle (20 Apr 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Bright, Hip and Stylish: Newcastle’s new BHS impresses – for the most part


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Given my extensive coverage of the build up to Newcastle’s new BHS store in Northumberland Street, you won’t be surprised to learn that I’ve paid a couple...

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Thorntons, Grainger Street, Newcastle (9 Apr 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

As BHS arrives in Newcastle, G-Star Raw and Thorntons depart


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While Newcastle’s BHS prepares for its imminent opening, new departures elsewhere in the city are set to open up other opportunities for incoming retailers. As...

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New The Co-operative Food, Newcastle (30 Mar 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 7

Newcastle and Gateshead retail developments roundup


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Back at the start of the year, I promised that 2012 was going to be an eventful year for Newcastle city centre in terms of...

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BHS fascia. Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Newcastle’s new BHS to open on 19 April


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Newcastle’s new BHS store in Northumberland Street will open on 19 April, I can reveal. Work on site has been going on since last summer,...

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Former Woolworths (now M&Co), Sherborne (5 Sep 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

M&Co and the ex-Woolies in Sidmouth and Sherborne


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In previous posts, I’ve noted the difficulty I have in finding time to blog about all the former Woolworths sites that I’ve visited – not a...

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Primark site, Newcastle (5 Mar 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Newcastle’s extended Primark takes shape


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Whatever you might think about the rise of the fashion retailer Primark, there’s no disputing that it’s one of the big retail success stories right...

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